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PBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
up solar power as a shining example of renewable energy but competition clouded the outlook for people who make polar panels. executives at a japanese firm have their operations elsewhere in an effort to be more efficient. more from nhk world's chikashi takaoka. >> reporter: the factory started shipping home use solar panels on thursday. output will eventually reach some 3 million units a year. demand for solar power is rising rap rapidly, especially in japan and europe. greater awareness of energy conservation is one factor. programs to facilitate trade in solar and other renewable energy have also helped. but price competition is intensifying. china is the world's biggest maker of solar panels. chinese manufacturers have cut their prices aggressively, putting foreign rivals under pressure. price cutting is the major factor of solar panel industry. in factory in malaysia is expected to reduce the cost of production by 20%. until now, pan sannic produced thkey component the solar cells in japan and assembled the panels overseas. by sbeg grating production in one place, the c
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
might, add the majority of our interior is located... ( laughter ) she is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future. >> ifill: sally jewell, c.e.o. of the outdoor recreation company, r.e.i., is president and so saying, president obama's pick for interior secretary, succeeding former colorado senator ken salazar. unlike other cabinet members, jewell comes to the job entirely without washington experience. with a background in business and as an oil industry engineer, and said she is humbled by the opportunity. >> i have a great job at r.e.i. today, but there's no role that compares, than the call to serve my country as secretary of the department of interior. >> ifill: jewell is only the fourth public announced nominee to fill seveneconterm to fill 11 second-term cabinet vacancies. the major departures so far: treasury secretary timothy geithner, defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton. only clinton's replacement john kerry has won senate confirmation and taken up his new post. the national security moves one step cl
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 4:30pm PST
respectively. but toyota jumped 2.9% to a new 52 week high. meantime, two energy giants reported strong fourth quarter profits. exxon earnings were 20 cents per share above estimates even though energy production dropped. chevron also had better than expected fourth quarter earnings per share, 24 cents above estimates. it was helped by refining cheaper oil, leading to higher profit margins. chevron shares saw the bigger boost, up 1.2%. exxon gained a fraction. four of the five most actively traded exchange traded funds were up. the s&p 500 volatility note fell more than 5%, as it usually moves in the opposite direction of the market. and that's tonight's market focus. >> tom: despite the rise in the unemployment rate in january, our friday market monitor thinks the u.s. economy is gaining strength. heather brilliant is the global equity research director morningstar. heather is with us from chicago. still tepid job growth here, healther so what gives you confidence that not only is the economy growth but strength is gathering momentum? >> i think there is a lot of improvement on the manufactur
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
of extra heap trapped each day is equivalent to the energy released by 400,000 hiroshima atomic bombs every day. that's a lot of energy, even on a big planet. and one of the things that does is it evaporates more water off the oceans which puts more water vapor into the sky, 4% more in the last 30 years, and then when that waterfalls, either as rain or snow, it comes in much larger downpours, which causes larger floods. the winds get stronger. the storm, the storms are more intense, the sea level is up. all those things converged on sandy. but the very fact that there is 4% more water vapor in the atmosphere, not just above the place where the raindrops fall, you know, you have a bathtub filled with water, you open the drain, the water going down the drain just come just from the part of the tub directly above the drain t comes from the whole tub. and when there is a storm that it stretches out 2,000 kill 3450e9ers, often, and funnels toward the downpour so look what happened today they had two and a half feet of rain in queensland, okay. all over the-- pakistan, 20 million -- >> had to you
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
. meanwhile, iran declared to the international atomic energy agency that it plans to add new centrifuges to speed up urananium enrichment. that's stoked fears in the west and israel that iran is closer to acquiring a nuclear weapon. tonight, margaret warner, on assignment in the middle east reports on the growing debate within israel about how much of a threat iran really is. >> reporter: prime minister benjamin netanyahu strode on stage last week a chastened victor in parliamentary elections. his likud party bloc shaved by voters asking for a focus on kitchen table issues. netanyahu had this answer. >> ( translated ): the first challenge is and will continue to be preventing iran from having nuclear weapons. >> reporter: israelis should have expected nothing less, says channel 10 defense correspondent alon ben-david. >> netanyahu sees removing the iranian threat as his lifetime mission, as a historical mission; as if history has put him in this specific time and place to relieve the israeli people from the iranian nuclear threat. >> reporter: but that sense of mission drove a very publi
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
.s. secretary of energy stephen chu announced today he's stepping dn. during his tenure, he came under fire for the handling of a solar energy loan to solyndra. it later went bankrupt and laid off all its workers. chu will stay on at least until the end of february, or until president obama names his successor. nasa paused today to remember the lives of seven astronauts who died ten years ago when space shuttle "columbia" broke apart in the air over texas. a few hundred people gathered at kennedy space center in florida, including family members and other astronauts. the accident happened as the shuttle was returning home with only 16 minutes left till landing. e brash, boltalking form mayor of new york city, ed koch, died today of congestive heart failure at a hospital in new york. >> good morning. i'm ed koch, and i'm running for mayor. how am i doing? >> sreenivasan: ed koch was most at home on the streets of manhattan. a quintessential new yorker, the larger than life koch, who ran city hall from 1978 to 1989, was best known for shepherding new york out of financial ruin, restoring the
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
, all of which could boost global energy demand. triple-a predicts prices at the pump will keep climbing, topping out somewhere between $3.60 and $3.80 a gallon this spring. but traders say if you want a quick way to know where prices are headed, watch the stock market: >> oil prices look at equity market as a proxy for demand, or future demand. we are at 14,000 in the dow, no coincidence that we are at the highs of the energy market as well. >> reporter: and the higher price of gasoline comes as workers have less take-home pay, because of the expiration of a payroll tax holiday. so will consumers be forced to cut back spending, hurting economic growth, and stock market performance? >> not necessarily, because rising gasoline prices is usually predicated on a weaker dollar or better economic activity. better economic activity would lead to higher earnings. >> reporter: wolfberg says crude prices would have to jump $10 a barrel, or roughly 10%, before there's a major hit to the u.s. economy. erika mille "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: still aad, the federal resee theatest target a cyber atta
PBS
Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
have enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused. i am very fortunate. looking for to this next chapter in my life. >> hillary clinton, outgoing secretary of state. but chapter would that be? >> i think it is the resurrection. this is someone who left the presidential campaign bruising and to see her potentially eight years later as the overwhelming front runner for the democratic nomination, is a remarkable comeback. >> john kerry approve for secretary of state. what are his greatest challenges? >> remaining consistent with the administration's policy. that he does not go out on his own to make his own policy. i do not see him performing the way hillary clinton performed. she was part of a team. he has wanted this job for so long. i think he will be a problem. >> i wonder if they are worried about hillary clinton. you see how great her presence has been, what a successful secretary of state she has been. any time some conservatives can, they want to take a knife to her throat, and she always turned back on them. she has emerged into an incredible force. i do no
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. it attracted over 80,000 spectators. the year's them is eco friendly and energy savings. over 180 led lanterns made out of discarded plastic bottles are on display. it will last until february 24th. you can still see the mixed precipitation lingering across the region where that video came out from. it will be clearing out for the weekend. do enjoy that beautiful lantern sight. the temperatures will the dipping down there. about 2 degrees for the high. do bundle up if you're going to go out and about. tokyo we're looking at 14 degrees. that's ten degrees higher. combined with the very chilly winds it's going to be northwesterly winds. it's going to be making you feel much colder than the actual digits. here in america the topic here for today is this, across the deep south we have the system that will be moving through the area igniting some severe thunderstorms. could be possible which could ignite and capable of unleashing hail. this system develops as it travels to the east. merges with another storm system which is already bringing 20 centimeters of snowfall. it will be bringing historical
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:30pm PST
board. 2.2 billion moved on the nasdaq. the materials sector was the weakest, falling 0.9%. the energy and conmer discretionary sectors dropped 0.5% each. dow chemical was in focus among material stocks. it wants to save two and a half billion dollars as it wrestles with weak demand out of europe, and a slowdown in revenues across all its divisions except for its ag business. stripping out the restructuring costs and one-tme items, earnings per share were up from last year, but a penny less than estimates. the steepest revenue drop came in dow's performance materials business, producing solvents and polyurethanes. the stock fell 7% on heavy volume. is is its lest price since late december. while the company is cautious, it said chinese demand is improving, and it sees encouraging trends with its u.s. customers. murphy oil's disappointing outlook hit its stock today, sending shares down from an 11 month high. the stock fell 5.3%. murphy is in the midst of splitting off its oil refining and distribution business in order to concentrate on exploration and production. as darren reported at
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:30pm PST
. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the president to come to some sort of rational deal. >> reporter: the short-term budget fight comes as the medium-term outlook for federal red ink is improving. the congressional budget office figures the deficit will come in at 45 billion this ar, the first deficit under $1 trillion since 2008. that's projected to fa
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
under two billion traded on the nasdaq. materials led the sector losers, falling 0.6%. the energy sector slipped 0.5%. chemical maker f.m.c. weighed on the materials sector after failing to impress wall street with its fourth quarter earnings. shares fell 3.4% as volume almost tripled. it could be some profit taking behind the selling, as the stock was at an all time high earlier this week. f.m.c. makes insecticide and hydrogen peroxide. the company's business has been growing thanks to sales in latin america. it has been months in the making but a merger between u.s. airways and american airlines parent company a.m.r., may be getting close to take off, according to the wall street journal. the combination would create the world's largest airline. among the complications: american is in bankruptcy so it's creditors would take a large stake of any combined company. u.s. airways stock was higher on the speculation, rising 3.8%. u.s. airways shareholders would likely get a minority stake if they merge with american airles. stocks of other major air carriers rallied as well. delta air lines
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
of that great anxious energy that you feed off of. it's just, you know, been there enough times that this is my fifth super bowl n this case. you know, i'm in a stage of my career where i want to enjoy it, you know, i know i can do it, i want to really enjoy it and i think it makes you a better broadcaster. because you know, i think the best sports commentators are the ones who have perspective like charlie rose. bigg picture of the world. like you can read all the media guides you want. but i mean i would rather read about all things, you know, that may have nothing to do with this game. i want to know about new orleans. i want to know about the culture, the cuisine, the people. and i think that breadth of knowledge gives you, i think, the kind of perspective you need at a network level. >> rose: everything we've done on this program today preceding you has been about that, the culture, the city, the place. what this means to them. >> uh-huh. i get it here. i lived here. ri have lived in a lot of different places as a kid. my mom and dad would take up, my dad would get promoted, working for a
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
it was that you saw in beasts of the southern wild. >> i saw an extraordinary energy and imaginative free do. i mean one thing that-- because it's an independent movie, a small scale, you know, low budget kind of seat of the pants production. and so many of the movies that have come out recently that fit that template are very kind of somber and grim and kind of literally realistic, and about sort of the missery and struggle of people in trouble. and this one was so magical, and so imaginative it had alof thatkind o, you know, social conscience and neorealist exploration but also this sense of really the only word i have is magic. and it went, it kind of invented this world and got so wonderfulfully inside the consciousness of this child, you know t reminded me of the first time i ever read huckleberry finn. the child's perception as sort of wise and also innocent and organizing how the world looks and how it pite be and how you want it to be and taking terrible taj dee and dep riffation and disaster and turning it into something that was joyful. >> it reminded me, he called the film spielbergi
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